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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Aug 5, 2007 12:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

A couple of albums really I think need more press (and a few highlights)

Infidels - Sly and Robbie, Mark Knopler - Early 80's overlooked masterpiece -
1. What's a sweetheart like you (doing in a place like this)
2. Don't fall apart on me tonight
3. Jokerman

Planet Waves - Last album with The Band, in great form.
1. Something there is about you
2. You angel you
3. Never say goodbye

Anyone have any feelings on Bruce Cockburn..... Saw him at Telluride Bluegrass fest a while back - wicked guitar - right on lyrics - wow!
a few tunes -
Night Train
Burn (baby burn)
Rumors of Glory
Wish I had a Rocket Launcher
Wondering where the lions are
They call it democracy
Waiting for a miracle (of course done by jerry)

so many more.......




This post was modified by Capt. Cook on 2007-08-05 07:34:03

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Poster: mcglone Date: Aug 5, 2007 5:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

here's a link you might find intresting capt. it has a little bit of everything bruce...

http://cockburnproject.net/

i think he might have toured with weir a few years back. a wonderful musician, songsmith and an artist with a true social conscience. glad to see his name get some mention out here!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2007 5:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

Hi Ian - how are you doing? There's a fair amount of Bruce Cockburn gracing my collection. I first became aware of him in 1996 with the Charity of Night album (I believe Bob Weir plays on a couple of tracks) He's not always a comfortable listen but he's pretty much an essential one in my view. As you say, a very talented musician.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Aug 5, 2007 6:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

afternoon rob,

'your boy' becks is in toronto today - the city is all abuzz. doesn't look like he'll see any action though... but wait a second, how is that unlike any other 'football' match! ; )

oddly enough, cockburn only has one official live release, creatively titled 'live cd'. i say odd, because the man has gigged forever! the recording was made at ontario place, 8-14/15-89. okay CD. the final track is a cover of - always look on the bright side of life.

hope your're enjoying a lazy sunday.

ian

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2007 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

Hey Ian - I know what you mean regarding football - whole lot of nothing going on for most of the time.

I have that Bruce Cockburn live album you mention and also one called You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Chance, which is more a live ep than a full album (only 6 tracks). I'd love to hear more of his live stuff but I'm guessing he isn't particularly taper friendly as I've never seen anything around. Now wouldn't he be a great addition to the Archive?

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Aug 5, 2007 5:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

Brining in All Back Home, Blonde, on Blonde, John Wesley Harding, Blood on the Tracks, and Slow Train Coming are milestones. I'd be hard pressed to pick one.

Infidels has a few good songs, but, as producer/guitarist Mark Knopfler noted, he left off the best material (e.g. Blind Willie McTell), and some of the chosen takes were not up to snuff.

Planet Waves is a very uneven l.p. recorded quickly to fulfill the Asylum contract. The supporting tour was uneven, but had some great moments. Like so many things Dylan, the songs/versions chosen for the live l.p. were not the best performances. There are several shows up on Dime that are worth a listen.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 5, 2007 5:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

What - no Highway 61 Revisited? Surely right up there with the best of any recordings by any artist.

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Poster: ducats Date: Aug 5, 2007 6:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

since his collection is by far the best it's hard to name a #1 - since you are then naming the #1 album of all time!

My pick;

Blood on the Tracks

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Aug 5, 2007 5:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

I would never slight Hwy 61. It's just that it picks up where side of of "Home" leaves off and is taken to the next level on Blonde.

Hwy 61 is still a masterpiece:


Oh God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son"
Abe says, "Man, you must be puttin' me on"
God say, "No." Abe say, "What?"
God say, "You can do what you want Abe, but
The next time you see me comin' you better run"
Well Abe says, "Where do you want this killin' done?"
God says, "Out on Highway 61."

Well Georgia Sam he had a bloody nose
Welfare Department they wouldn't give him no clothes
He asked poor Howard where can I go
Howard said there's only one place I know
Sam said tell me quick man I got to run
Ol' Howard just pointed with his gun
And said that way down on Highway 61.

Well Mack the Finger said to Louie the King
I got forty red white and blue shoe strings
And a thousand telephones that don't ring
Do you know where I can get rid of these things
And Louie the King said let me think for a minute son
And he said yes I think it can be easily done
Just take everything down to Highway 61.

Now the fifth daughter on the twelfth night
Told the first father that things weren't right
My complexion she said is much too white
He said come here and step into the light he says hmm you're right
Let me tell the second mother this has been done
But the second mother was with the seventh son
And they were both out on Highway 61.

Now the rovin' gambler he was very bored
He was tryin' to create a next world war
He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor
He said I never engaged in this kind of thing before
But yes I think it can be very easily done
We'll just put some bleachers out in the sun
And have it on Highway 61.



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Poster: islemony Date: Aug 5, 2007 7:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

ya in my opinion you nailed it. a couple close seconds would be the freeweelin and blood on the tracks. any pre 1976 does it for me.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Aug 5, 2007 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

I'm with you on that one. One of my favorite albums of all time.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Aug 5, 2007 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

Planet Waves may be the most underrated LP of alltime.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Aug 5, 2007 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

highway 61 is a masterpiece by a long shot, but you could argue blonde on blonde as well, i think hwy wins by a nose

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Aug 5, 2007 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (Non-Dead) Best Dylan Album

Highway 61. Deeper than Bringing it All Back Home, packs a more concise punch than Blonde On Blonde.

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